Samsung Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus Evaluation: The Renaissance Telephone

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review: The Renaissance Phone

Samsung’s Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus Evaluation: Renaissance Telephone

“Samsung’s Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus is half smartphone, half murals.”

  • Beautiful Aura Glow colour, implausible display screen
  • Versatile and powerful digital camera suite
  • Tremendous-fast charging velocity
  • Useful Home windows integrations
  • Speedy efficiency, UFS 3.Zero assist
  • Battery life might be higher
  • Many pointless, gimmicky options

The Samsung Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus takes every little thing nice in regards to the Galaxy S10 Plus and raises the bar slightly additional. To get to that greatness, you’ll must get previous gimmicky options, however the cellphone core is strong.

That is the cellphone to purchase and maintain onto for greater than two years. When you’re in search of the all-encompassing cellphone that may do all of it, and do all of it nicely,  you’ll be able to’t do higher than the Be aware 10 Plus.


The Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus is all about fashion. Round entrance, you’re handled to an enormous 6.8-inch display screen, which is surrounded by among the thinnest bezels I’ve seen so far. There’s a hole-punch digital camera once more, however in contrast to these on the Galaxy S10 telephones, it’s small and centered. You’ll nonetheless see it, but it surely doesn’t take up a lot house on the standing bar.

Whereas the display screen is beautiful — extra on it quickly — the again is arguably extra fascinating when you purchase the Aura Glow colour. It’s an exhilarating mixture of iridescence and chrome, and the result’s fabulous. It’s eye-catching, magical, and an plain showstopper. The cellphone additionally is available in Aura Black, Aura White, and Aura Blue (the latter is unique to the U.S.), however Aura Glow is the one you’ll need.

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It’s not possible to disclaim the Be aware 10 Plus’ resemblance to the Huawei P30 Professional or the iPhone XS. The Be aware is angular, however the vertical digital camera structure is what makes it straightforward to attract comparisons. It’s not possible for me to choose one out as essentially the most lovely, however that’s a testomony itself to how good the Be aware 10 Plus appears to be like. It really is the best-looking Galaxy Be aware cellphone ever.

It’s a disgrace that engaging rear design attracts fingerprints so simply. I discovered myself wiping it down usually so the smudges wouldn’t break the look. A transparent case could be the most suitable choice if you’d like safety, however don’t wish to disguise the design.

I’ve seen some complaints in regards to the rear scratching rapidly and might verify that you just’ll must deal with this cellphone like an important piece of artwork if no hurt is to come back to it. I haven’t dropped it or put it in a pocket stuffed with keys, but there may be one small scratch on the Gorilla Glass 6 on the again. The highly-reflective design makes it apparent, sadly. It’s much more purpose to snap a transparent case on this cellphone as quickly as you get it.

Aura Glow is an exhilarating mixture of iridescence and chrome.

The Be aware 10 Plus is a behemoth of a cellphone. It feels huge even in my massive fingers, and whereas I’ve to shift the cellphone slightly to achieve the highest, I can nonetheless comfortably use it with one hand. For many, it should probably be a two-handed system.

When you’re snug with the Be aware 9’s measurement, you’ll really feel proper at residence, as a result of the Be aware 10 Plus is only a hair taller and wider than its predecessor, although it’s additionally lighter and thinner. The Be aware 10 Plus weighs lower than the iPhone XS Max and is simply 0.2mm thicker.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus hero shotJulian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus selfie cameraJulian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus rearJulian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus charging portJulian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies

If the Be aware appears too massive, think about the usual Galaxy Be aware 10. It’s solely a bit bigger than the 5.8-inch iPhone XS, however has a 6.3-inch show.

All of the cellphone’s buttons are on the left facet of the Be aware 10 Plus. I don’t have hassle reaching them, however the placement is a bit awkward. I’m used to buttons being on the precise facet, and there’s a little bit of a studying curve in getting used to the Be aware 10 Plus’ structure. Surprisingly, urgent and holding the facility button prompts Bixby as an alternative of providing energy choices. If you wish to flip the cellphone off, there’s a software program toggle within the notification drawer. Fortunately, you’ll be able to customise this, and I’ve set the button to activate energy choices as regular.

The Be aware 10 Plus has the identical ultrasonic fingerprint sensor just like the S10 vary, sitting underneath the glass on the entrance. It’s quicker and extra dependable, and the most effective in-display fingerprint sensors I’ve used, but it surely nonetheless doesn’t match the velocity and accuracy of the normal capacitive sensors, even whether it is safer. I nonetheless just like the implementation right here, and there’s at all times Face Unlock, which isn’t safe, however is extra handy and works nicely.

There’s no headphone jack on the cellphone and no dongle within the field as comfort. Samsung stated the headphone jack needed to be eliminated to make extra room for the battery. You’ll find USB-C AKG earbuds within the field, however including a dongle so Samsung’s largest followers don’t have to purchase one individually would’ve been good.

An unlimited, immersive display screen

You’ll have a tough time wanting away from the gorgeous, futuristic 6.8-inch display screen. Its huge floor is like staring into one other actuality, and it’s among the many most immersive I’ve seen on a cellphone so far.

iPhone XS Max vs Note 10 Plus screenPrime: iPhone XS Max. Backside: Be aware 10 Plus. Julian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies

It’s the identical Dynamic AMOLED panel Samsung debuted for the S10 vary, with 3,040 x 1,440 decision (at 498 pixels per inch), and it’s HDR10+ licensed. The display screen is sharp, vivid, and black ranges are darkish as evening.

I watched episodes of Darkish in addition to Avengers: Infinity Warfare on Netflix. Each look spectacular on the huge display screen. I had no hassle seeing the darkest scenes from Darkish (a present that lives as much as its title) even outdoor in broad daylight, and this latter level is what’s most spectacular. The display screen will get so vibrant, you’ll by no means end up squinting at it in any lighting situation.

That is evident within the picture above. The Be aware 10 Plus’ display screen is lots brighter than the iPhone XS Max, which is hotter and darkish. It’s tough to see the character’s face, and that’s at max brightness.

The stereo audio system assist with immersion. They’re impressively loud and sound nice. Bear in mind to activate Dolby Atmos within the Sound settings for full impact.

You’ll have a tough time wanting away from the gorgeous 6.8-inch display screen.

It’s among the many greatest shows on a smartphone right now, but it surely lacks a characteristic that will have made it an ideal 10/10 for me: the next refresh price. Telephones just like the OnePlus 7 Professional have cranked display screen refresh price from 60Hz to 90Hz (with assist from Samsung, I’ll add), and it makes for a smoother expertise. I miss this characteristic from the OnePlus 7 Professional, and it’s a missed alternative on the Be aware 10 Plus.

Speedy efficiency

Samsung’s Snapdragon 855 processor powers the Be aware 10 Plus, paired with 12GB of RAM. It’s greater than sufficient for most individuals, as we’ve seen the identical energy contained in the S10 Plus. Apps open rapidly and transitioning between them is fluid. It’s a disgrace the Snapdragon 855 Plus isn’t right here, nevertheless. That barely upgraded chip will be discovered within the Asus ROG Telephone 2, and Qualcomm stated it delivers higher graphics efficiency.

Listed here are a number of benchmark outcomes:

  • AnTuTu 3DBench: 358,160
  • Geekbench Four CPU: 3,388  single-core; 10,157 multi-core
  • 3DMark Sling Shot Excessive: 4,656 (Vulkan)

The facility inside this cellphone won’t disappoint anybody, and the benchmarks largely show it. The AnTuTu rating is among the many prime in our checklist of telephones we’ve got examined, although it’s wanting the OnePlus 7 Professional. The Geekbench scores match as much as the competitors, although single-core outcomes are decrease than the iPhone XS Max.

Video games like PUBG: Cell and Alto’s Odyssey fly by with none points. The cellphone warmed after round 45 minutes of gameplay, however even after an hour, I by no means noticed stuttering or slowdown. That is particularly spectacular with PUBG: Cell, as I used to be enjoying on the best settings attainable.

There’s assist for the united states3.Zero specification, which suggests you’ll see quicker loading screens in video games because of quicker learn/write instances. It’s tough to see the impression on day-to-day efficiency, however every little thing feels buttery easy.

There’s 256GB of inside storage and a MicroSD card slot, a perk of the Be aware 10 Plus over the smaller Be aware 10. A 512GB mannequin can also be out there.

New S Pen tips

The S Pen stylus distinguishes the Be aware from the S sequence. It’s saved on the backside of the cellphone, subsequent to the USB-C port. Final 12 months improved the stylus’ usability as Samsung added Bluetooth. Which means the S Pen can activate sure options remotely, like snapping a photograph. This 12 months’s S Pen has been redesigned, and it’s slightly extra snug to carry, although I wouldn’t say no to a barely thicker casing.

The Be aware 10 Plus has its personal star characteristic — the power to transform handwriting to textual content — and it’s disappointing. Sure, it converts handwriting into textual content, moderately nicely when you’re handwriting isn’t like rooster scratch. However the issue is that if you convert it and open the Microsoft Phrase doc, the transformed textual content is positioned inside a textual content field. So that you’ll want to chop what’s within the textual content field, and paste it inline to the highest of the doc, and you then’ll want to regulate formatting and proper the errors (and there can be not less than one error).

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus S PenJulian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies

If you’re avid note-taker and have used the S Pen liberally earlier than, then this characteristic will nonetheless attraction, because it’s helpful to have half the work performed for you in case you wanted a textual content copy of your notes. I really feel the implementation might be lots higher right here and having extra choices than Phrase can be good.

My greater downside with note-taking — which I desperately wish to grasp on the Be aware 10 Plus — is that it’s not snug to write down notes on it. The all-glass design makes it slippery, so the cellphone can slide round a bit whereas writing on some surfaces, and the slender display screen doesn’t depart a lot room for my palm. None of this implies I’ll cease taking notes with the S Pen. Display-off Memos are tremendous helpful after I’m in a gathering and must rapidly jot one thing down; it lets me write on the display screen with out having to wake the cellphone.

The S Pen has one other new trick known as Air Actions, which Samsung just lately introduced alongside the Galaxy Tab S6. You’ll be able to wave the stylus like a wand to regulate apps, like change digital camera modes with a swipe or change the digital camera zoom with a round movement. I’ve used these gestures to change between Reside Focus and Photograph mode when taking selfies, and it genuinely works, however there’s not a ton of moments the place I’ve felt the necessity to use it. Air Actions primarily work in first-party apps; third-party builders can assist them, however I’m not holding my breath.

The S Pen hasn’t forgotten its previous tips, from Reside Messages to translating textual content. One enjoyable new addition is AR Doodle, which helps you to sketch augmented actuality artwork over the true world utilizing the digital camera on the cellphone. The digital camera can monitor faces, so you’ll be able to draw a hat on somebody’s head and watch it observe them round. The monitoring isn’t good, but it surely’s enjoyable. You can too draw anyplace in the true world à la Google’s Tilt Brush VR app, however my drawings regarded so poor I finished utilizing the characteristic after a day. Inventive minds will spend extra time right here and revel in it.

Total, most of the S Pen’s options nonetheless really feel like gimmicks. Utilizing it to attract, take notes, and snap pictures are what I exploit it for essentially the most, however the latter is the one characteristic I miss after I swap to different telephones.

Sturdy Home windows connection, extra gimmicks

Changing handwriting to Phrase paperwork isn’t the one Microsoft partnership right here. Now you can hyperlink your cellphone to a Home windows PC or laptop computer, letting you see all of your notifications and messages on the short panel in Home windows, and you can too evaluation the final 25 pictures you captured. It’s a welcome addition and connecting the cellphone to Home windows is easy (you’ll be able to observe this information to set it up).

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Link to Windows ScreenJulian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies

I needed to tweak which apps delivered notifications because it was slightly overwhelming at first, however I’m joyful there’s a great deal of customization. I’m not a fan of the persistent notification on my cellphone saying it’s linked to my PC, however I toggled off all notifications in Android’s settings and it disappeared. It might have been neat if this integration may allow you to management your PC out of your cellphone if you’re not close by, however maybe it should are available time.

Loads of this performance will be replicated on every other smartphone simply by downloading the Your Telephone Microsoft app from the Google Play Retailer, however there’s a perk right here you’ll be able to’t get anyplace else: Telephone Display. It allows you to management your cellphone’s display screen together with your keyboard and mouse from the Your Telephone Home windows app. There’s a slight enter lag, but it surely works — I even managed to play a little bit of Alto’s Odyssey — that means it’s technically making it attainable to make use of Android apps on Home windows (like slightly digital field).

This partnership is meant to broaden over the 12 months, and Microsoft stated you’ll have the ability to reply and reject calls out of your Home windows system later this 12 months.

One other marquee characteristic that hasn’t lived as much as the hype is 3D Scanner, which helps you to scan 3D objects and animate them by means of movement seize. The scans are often not as correct as I’d like. I “hooked up” my scan of a funko pop to my girlfriend, and as she moved round, the Funko Pop of Sirius Black bizarrely moved in methods I didn’t wish to see. It appears to be like janky and it’s not a characteristic I believe I’ll use once more.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 3d scanner3D Scanned Sirius Black Funko Pop. Julian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies

Samsung’s DeX mode, the desktop Android interface that pops p if you plug the cellphone into an exterior monitor, has gained a brand new characteristic. You’ll be able to plug the Be aware 10 Plus right into a Home windows laptop computer or MacBook by way of a regular USB cable and a DeX utility will pop up on the pc like a digital app. I’m haven’t discovered a lot of a purpose to make use of this, but it surely on the very least works.

The remainder of the software program on the cellphone stays unchanged from the Galaxy S10. It’s operating One UI, Samsung’s layer over Android 9 Pie. It’s slick and visually pleasing. The draw back is that Google is about to launch Android 10 quickly, however Samsung in all probability gained’t have the replace prepared till early 2020. Fingers crossed it comes quicker.

A well-recognized and versatile digital camera

The Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus introduced a flexible digital camera system to Samsung’s flagship vary. The Be aware 10 Plus is analogous, however not the identical. It has three cameras: a 12-megapixel fundamental lens with a variable f/1.5 to f/2.Four aperture and optical picture stabilization, a 12-megapixel f/2.1 telephoto lens (with OIS), and a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture.

There’s additionally a time-of-flight sensor right here (VGA f/1.4) – that’s not current on the usual Be aware 10 – which helps seize higher depth for portrait mode pictures and movies (known as Reside Focus). It works nicely, although I discover it smooths over element even in good lighting.

The telephoto lens has a wider aperture, so it ought to take barely higher low-light pictures, and that’s evident within the pictures under. The leaves and branches are barely sharper.

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    Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, telephoto lens.
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    Samsung Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus, telephoto lens.

The digital camera app operates easily and snaps pictures rapidly, and general the expertise is sort of precisely the identical because the Galaxy S10 Plus.  I like the flexibility of the triple digital camera lenses, and the pictures they product are sturdy. However I’ve minor quibbles. The telephoto lens oversharpens but in addition lacks element generally; the wide-angle lens can’t deal with close-ups just like the wide-angle lens on Huawei’s P30 Professional; and Evening Mode generally appears to be like worse than utilizing the usual digital camera.

To the latter level, you should stand nonetheless with Evening Mode to have any success. I usually most well-liked non-Evening Mode pictures, as they weren’t as flat. See the comparisons for your self under.

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    Evening Mode.
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    Commonplace digital camera.
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    Evening Mode.
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    Commonplace digital camera.

I desire the usual photograph of the 2 women on the bar, as a result of I like the distinction and their darkish silhouettes, and there’s extra element. With the wide-angle photograph of the automobile, I desire the Evening Mode shot because it does convey out among the darkish spots from the unique, although I do assume it’s nonetheless a bit flat. It wants enhancing to spice up distinction.

Under are a number of pictures evaluating the Evening Mode with the iPhone XS Max, the Pixel Three XL and its Evening Sight characteristic, in addition to the OnePlus 7 Professional. Samsung beats a lot of the competitors with its commonplace digital camera mode right here, however colours and element falter in Samsung’s Evening Mode. The Pixel Three XL’s Evening Sight and the OnePlus 7 Professional’s Nightscape aren’t good, however I’d choose these pictures over Samsung’s Evening Mode. The iPhone XS Max photograph, which appears to be like real looking, just isn’t a photograph I’d wish to share.

I believe the digital camera can compete with favorites just like the Google Pixel Three and the Huawei P30 Professional — and beats the previous in sheer versatility — however gained’t beat them general. Pictures usually lack distinction, which is subjective, and colours can range — both being too saturated or washed out.

The video enhancements are extra substantial, and I’ve added a set of them within the video under. My favourite enchancment is Tremendous Regular, which helps you to seize tremendous stabilized movies. It’s extremely easy right here, and appears actually spectacular. Higher but, it really works with Hyperlapse mode, so you may get some cool footage with out a lot fuss.

Reside Focus Video is a characteristic that hails from the S10 5G; it’s Samsung’s portrait mode, however for movies, blurring the background for a DSLR-like impact. It really works surprisingly nicely, although you’ll be able to see errors if the topic strikes round lots. There’s a neat glitch impact you’ll be able to add and it tracks round my head rather well.

Lastly, Samsung’s Zoom-in Mic characteristic directs the microphones on the cellphone to the topic the digital camera is pointing at to enhance audio high quality, and zeroes in as you zoom in. It efficiently blocked out my brother’s voice as I narrated a scene from The Lord of the Rings (seen within the video above). Helpful for if you wish to zoom in in your child at a live performance, however this isn’t actually a groundbreaking or new characteristic — it’s been round on telephones from HTC and LG for years.

That is all with out mentioning the already-capable 4K 60 frames-per-second video seize, and enjoyable modes like Tremendous Gradual Movement — it’s a terrific cellphone for capturing movies.

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    Commonplace selfie.
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    Evening Mode selfie.
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    Reside Focus Selfie.

There’s only a single selfie digital camera with 10 megapixels and an f/2.2 aperture, and it’s first rate. It struggles in low mild, however Evening Mode can be utilized right here and it does enhance pictures (although it would take a number of tries). Selfies look good in sturdy lighting circumstances.

Quick cost a beefy battery

There’s a large 4,300mAh battery within the Be aware 10 Plus. You’ll finish a day of average use with round 30% remaining by 7 p.m. That’s good, however not essentially nice. Heavier use means the cellphone might battle to remain alive till the top of the day. All of this testing was with the display screen decision set to the max (it’s 2,280 x 1,080 by default), which drains extra battery. For instance, average use — the place I largely used the digital camera, browsed the net, checked notifications, and messaged associates — introduced the Be aware 10 Plus to 15% by 9:30 p.m. one evening. Hardly spectacular. On days with lighter use, I obtained residence round 6 p.m. with 50% left within the tank.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus batteryJulian Chokkattu/Digital Tendencies

It’s nice to have a big battery packed in a skinny cellphone (7.9mm), however it is a frequent pattern with the most recent telephones. Huawei put a 4,200mAh battery into the 7.57mm skinny P30 Professional, and it has the very best battery life we’ve seen. The Be aware 10 Plus hasn’t crushed it — in actual fact, the Be aware 10 Plus didn’t even beat the Galaxy S10 Plus in our video playback take a look at. Enjoying a 1080p YouTube video with max brightness over Wi-Fi, the Be aware 10 Plus lasted for 12 hours and 30 minutes. The S10 Plus, with its 4,100mAh battery, lasted 10 minutes extra. In the meantime, the Huawei P30 Professional lasted 16 hours.

When you’re a heavy gamer, or when you use the digital camera lots, it’s possible you’ll wish to pack a transportable battery charger simply in case. There are additionally some ways to reduce the drain on the battery, resembling by decreasing the display screen decision, or by turning on one of many varied battery-saving modes.

Battery capability is just part of the story. Samsung telephones are sometimes gradual to cost attributable to outdated quick cost know-how. The Galaxy S10, for instance, makes use of the Qualcomm Fast Cost 2.Zero spec, which was introduced in 2015. Opponents like LG have moved on to the Fast Cost 4+ commonplace.

Fortunately, the Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus expenses quicker, and comes with a 25-watt charger within the field. It nonetheless solely helps Fast Cost 2.0 (it makes use of USB Energy Supply 3.Zero as an alternative), however with the 25-watt charger, there are great enhancements. The truth is, in our battery charging velocity take a look at, the Be aware 10 Plus beat a number of well-liked rivals such because the OnePlus 7 Professional, taking simply an hour and a pair of minutes to recharge from zero p.c (the OnePlus took 1 hour and 14 minutes). Examine that with the S10 Plus, which took 1 hour and 43 minutes, it’s straightforward to see the profit — particularly if you first plug it in because the Be aware 10 Plus already had 24 p.c of juice in 10 minutes.

Note 10 Plus charging testFrom left to proper: OnePlus 7 Professional, Galaxy S10 Plus, Be aware 10 Plus, Pixel Three XL, iPhone XS Max.

The Be aware 10 Plus can cost even faster than that, however you should purchase a 45-watt charger that’s offered individually. With the 45-watt brick, the Samsung cellphone can juice up even quicker at first, which is helpful when you solely have a few minutes to cost earlier than heading off. I haven’t examined this but as we don’t have it, however I’ll add my ideas right here after I do. It’s probably not price the additional $50, contemplating the velocity of the included 25W charger. Apple, take word.

Wi-fi charging occurs over Quick Wi-fi Charging 2.0, and it took the Be aware 10 Plus round 2 and a half hours to recharge totally utilizing an Anker wi-fi charger (it could be quicker when you use a Samsung charger, however not by way more). The Wi-fi Powershare characteristic makes a return from the S10 vary, so you’ll be able to prime up different units that assist wi-fi charging like your pal’s iPhone XS or a pair of Galaxy Buds. The one different telephones with this characteristic are from Huawei.

5G: The subsequent-gen community

You need to use 5G with Samsung’s newest Be aware cellphone, however you should purchase the Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus 5G. The usual Be aware 10 Plus solely helps Wi-Fi 6 and LTE. It’s the identical system, however the 5G variant is 2 grams heavier.

Samsung has introduced a brand new characteristic known as Play Galaxy Hyperlink that ties into the brand new 5G community. It allows you to join the Be aware 10 Plus 5G to your Home windows PC and stream put in PC video games to the cellphone, so you’ll be able to play them anyplace on the planet. Not like Google’s upcoming Stadia service, the video games are nonetheless powered by your pc. Particulars are mild, resembling streaming high quality and whether or not it could possibly entry video games from Steam, but it surely’s one characteristic of the Be aware 10 Plus I can’t wait to check out (it nonetheless works on all Be aware 10 fashions). It gained’t be out there on launch day and Samsung has not shared a timeline.

Value, availability, and guarantee

The Samsung Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus is $1,100 and is accessible beginning August 23. The usual Be aware 10 prices $950.

The Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus 5G prices $1,300 for the 256GB mannequin and $1,400 for the 512GB model. It’s unique to Verizon first, however will make its approach to the opposite carriers later. It shares the identical availability particulars because the Be aware 10 and Be aware 10 Plus. When you’re on Verizon, try our information to the service’s 5G rollout to see in case your metropolis is on the checklist of 5G cities. You’ll be able to try all of the offers and costs from varied carriers on the Be aware 10 and Be aware 10 Plus right here.

Samsung affords a regular restricted guarantee that covers producer defects one 12 months because the date of buy.

Our Take

The Be aware 10 Plus is an all-around winner. It may take glorious pictures at varied views; its battery lasts a few full day, however its charging velocity is among the many quickest out there on a cellphone; it has a beautifully-massive display screen that appears futuristic; and all of the velocity you want for intensive duties and gaming. It’s the renaissance man of telephones.

Positive, it has plenty of gimmicky options — Samsung may trim the fats right here — but it surely’s straightforward to disregard them. The S Pen nonetheless has its makes use of with strong note-taking capabilities and stays preferrred for serving to you snap pictures.

Are there higher alternate options?

There are plenty of glorious telephones you should buy when you’re additionally contemplating the $1,100 Be aware 10 Plus — and all of them are lots cheaper. The OnePlus 7 Professional, for instance, has a shocking, immersive display screen with a 90Hz refresh price.

What in regards to the iPhone? Apple’s iPhone 11 Professional Max is a wonderful various for iOS followers, and possibly the higher choose when you’re on the fence. The iPhone has a good higher digital camera, quicker efficiency, and nice battery life. Samsung’s display screen is healthier, nevertheless, and Apple doesn’t provide stylus assist on any iPhone.

Take a look at our greatest smartphones information for extra.

How lengthy will it final?

The Galaxy Be aware 10 Plus will final you greater than three years. After that, you would possibly start to see shorter battery life attributable to battery degradation. Efficiency ought to stay acceptable for not less than that lengthy.

Samsung usually helps its telephones by means of software program updates for 2 years, so count on to get Android 10 and Android 11, however in all probability not Android 12.

Do you have to purchase it?

Sure. The Be aware 10 Plus is a wonderful Android smartphone that justifies its excessive value.

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